Simone Barraco

I do what I love, every day

Simone Barraco mid trick at the Summer X Games
© Riccardo Monti

Hi, my name is Simone Barraco. My discipline is BMX Street. My friends call me Kid. I was born on 8 July 1991 in Genoa. My philosophy of life is "Enjoy it". The most important person in my life is my family. My favourite food is my grandmother's food.


Born in 1991 in Genoa (Italy), Simone discovers his passion for bikes at the age of three, but he took up a career as a gymnast until the age of 14.

"Mat Hoffman BMX 2 for PlayStation 1, that's what got me into riding," Simone says. Then he bought his first BMX and it was "love at first sight"... not only did he discover a natural passion for bikes, but also a sense of freedom he had never experienced before.

After just a year, Simone rode in his first race and now he is known as one of the most promising European riders of the world scene.

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Career Highlights

  1. 2012
    1. 13th Place: Simple Session

      Tallin, Estonia

  2. 2011
    1. 6th Place: Rebel Jam

      Eindhoven, Netherlands

  3. 2010
    1. 4th Place: Rebel Jam (Style Award)

    2. 1st Place: Street Heroes